Life is better when you have friends who brunch. Matt Manning has been a friend for eons and he also happens to be a damn good chef. So good that Gordon Ramsey and Markus Wareing both had him as part of their brigade before he moved to Cape Town and rose through the ranks at La Colombe.
These days he is a garden variety geezer (my favourite kind) and a private chef. His latest project is his Private Kitchen Brunch where you arrive at his apartment in Cape Town CBD and he feeds you within an inch of your life (I mean it, wear stretchy pants).
This is a shameless punt but these images that I took and were too good to go to waste.
Menu: Le Lude MCC for as far as the eye could see, poured by the ever-fashionable Miss Leibbradt. Bloody Mary. Steel cut oats with spiced pineapple. Sri Lankan spiced tuna with kedgeree risotto and a poached egg. Beef brisket that I have been having suggestive thoughts about and it’s Tuesday. Brioche french toast with poached peaces, maple bacon, honey comb and creme fraiche.
PS: You’ll also notice Pete Goeff-Wood and his wife, Elise at the table – it’s always great to have a @MasterChefSA reunion.